New coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are still on a national decline. This week, concern about the spread of the Delta variant has declined — and that sentiment is higher among parents. 

As the second year of schooling during a pandemic starts, one reason for declining concern could be parents’ fairly high satisfaction levels with safety measures at schools this year. 

One of the arguably more risky activities – going to major events – saw increased levels of comfort within this past week. 

The story is similar here – parents seem to be a driving force behind increased comfort this week. 

In fact, it’s specifically parents with school-aged, vaccine-eligible children who are more likely to feel comfortable going to a concert, festival, or sporting event. Parents of older children – who likely no longer live at home – are the least comfortable. 

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